Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is located at No. 2000 of the Century Avenue (Shiji Dadao). It promotes science, education, cultural and ideological progress and aims at offering visitors a unique experience in the modern scientific discipline under the theme of 'Nature, People and Science'.  

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is composed of a basement and four floors above ground. It rises in a spiral, symbolizing scientific progress. A huge glass sphere embedded in a pool of clear water, at the building's midpoint, gives the theme of life renewed.

The basement floor houses the Temporary Exhibition Hall, IMAX Dome Theater, IMAX 3D Large-Format Theater, Collection Exhibition Area and Popular Science Department Store. The IMAX Dome Theater stages educational entertainment for 280 audiences. It can play dome digital movie and also do celestial demonstration. The tilting silver screen makes spectators afloat while watching the films. The IMAX 3D Large-Format Theater, with a silver screen measuring 60 x 81 feet, is the first Chinese 3D large-format Theater, and it can hold 441 viewers.  

The first floor of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum houses the Hall of Widest Spectrum of Life which captures the scenery in Yunnan Province. The Earth's Crust Exploration Hall reveals the secrets of the earth and Shanghai's physical geography. The Light of Wisdom Hall demonstrates chemistry, biology and maths with a large number of interactive items. The Children's Techno-Land is designed for children between one and twelve years old, to interest them early in scientific matters. Besides, the Cradle of Designers and the IWERKS 4D Theater are also worth visiting.

The second floor includes the Hall of Earth Home, the Hall of Information Age, the Seeker Corridor, the Robot World and the Spider Exhibition Hall, all of which are full of wonder and excitement. The third floor is the place of the Hall of Exploration Light, the Astronavigation World, the Hall of People and Health, and the Space Theater. The fourth floor is the conference hall.

Come and explore the secrets of science, and you will find many wonders here!

How to get to Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

By metro:
Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Station. Get out via Exit 7 or 8.

By bus:
1. Take bus Shenchong Line 2 or Shenchong Line 4 and get off at Shanghai Science & Technology Museum Metro Station.
2. Take bus 983, 987 or Pudong Line 36 and get off at Shiji Dadao Dingxianglu Station.
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Entrance Fee CNY 45 for adults
CNY 22 for children above 1.3 meters (4.3 feet)
Free for children under 1.3 meters
IMAX 3D Large-Format Theater CNY 40
IMAX Dome Theater CNY 30
4D Theater CNY 30
Space Theater CNY 20
Opening Hours 9:00 - 17:15; closed on Mondays, except public holidays.
The ticket window opens from 8:55 to 16:30.

 Further Reading: Top 10 Museums in Shanghai15 Things to Do in Shanghai with Kids

 Recommended Nearby Attractions:
1. Century Park
2. Douxiang Garden

- Last updated on Jul. 27, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
Asked by Caitlyn from USA | May. 30, 2019 16:19Reply
Would the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum accept a visa credit card?
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Answered by Jason from USA | May. 30, 2019 18:59

Yes, as I know, it accept a visa credit card.
Asked by Rosa from PHILIPPINES | May. 07, 2019 12:14Reply
Does Students get discounts in Shanghai Science and Technology Museum?
Thank you
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Answered by Hailey from MALAYSIA | May. 08, 2019 20:52

I know Chinese students can get discounts of the museum but I'm not sure about if it is available for international students. You may consult the staff of the museum.
Asked by JKJ from THAILAND | Jan. 15, 2019 19:39Reply
Normally is Shanghai Science and Technology Museum more crowded on weekend or weekday?
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Answered by Gemma from CANADA | Jan. 17, 2019 00:29

Generally speaking, there will have more people on weekends and holidays.
Asked by TDPGamer16 from MALAYSIA | Dec. 07, 2016 01:01Reply
How much time does it take to visit the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum?
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Answered by Fiona from FRANCE | Dec. 07, 2016 03:32

You may spend three or four hours there! :)
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